Uzbekistan and China’s CET sign contract for lines and substation

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy and a major state-owned Chinese company – China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company Limited (CET), have signed an agreement for the construction of high voltage transmission lines and substations in Uzbekistan.

The scope of work for CET entails design, construction, financing and provision of turnkey delivery of the transmission lines and substations. Earlier in January 2023, the National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan JSC had awarded contracts for the construction of high voltage transmission networks in Tashkent city and Syrdarya region to Turkish and Chinese companies. Turkish company Şa-ra Enerji İnşaat Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş will construct 220 kV transmission lines spanning 213 km at a total cost of USD31.9 million, while Chinese company Xian Electric Engineering Company Limited will establish a 500 kV transmission line spanning 72 km at the planned cost of USD14.68 million.